Hello, boys and girls, once again it's time we take a peek at everyone's favorite part of going to the movies: coming attractions. This week's edition is brought to you in Technicolor! Let's get animated.
Directed by: David Silverman
Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Albert Brooks, Kelsey Grammer, Pamela Hayden, Minnie Driver, Joe Mantegna and Erin Brockovich-Ellis
In case you haven't been counting, Fox has released one teaser and three trailers for the greatest cinematic event of the summer: The Simpsons Movie ... "In 2-D!" The teaser was cute. Then Trailer 1 arrived in all its brilliance. You didn't really get a sense of the plot, but it did let you know one thing for sure: the movie was going to be really funny. Trailer 2 used the first trailer's format, only with a different scene attached to it. And now, finally, we have Trailer 3 -- the full trailer -- filled with a ton more footage and characters. But good luck trying to figure out what the story is.
There is all kinds of Simpsonsesque greatness in this baby, and if this trailer -- particularly the second half -- doesn't bring a smile to your face, you should probably just stay home when it is released on July 27. This is one of my most anticipated films of the summer.
Directed by: Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis
Starring: Larry Blackmon, C. Martin Croker, Matt Maiellaro, Carey Means, Andy Merrill
I watch Adult Swim every so often and check out Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The show is kind of perplexing. It's not terribly funny, it's not particularly well written, but there's something inherently watchable about it. The TV show is about the misadventures (and sometimes, non-adventures) of Master Shake (a shake), Frylock (a box of french fries), and Meatwad (a wad of ... meat). Frequent cast members include Carl, their bulging-bellied, testosterone-brimmed alopecic (yup, it's my Webster's Word of the Day) human neighbor, and Ignignokt, who you may recall from that Boston fiasco a few weeks ago.
I'm not so sure this trailer will help pull in anyone other than the most hardcore fans. It's a spoof of other blockbuster trailers, but the parody is done Aqua Teen-style with awkward timing and crappy animation. Once again, it isn't terribly funny, it isn't particularly well written, and the trailer goes on a lot longer than it needs to, but I'm oddly attracted to it. At the very least, the flaming chicken is pretty funny on the third go-around.
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Dre writes five times a week for Film.com, covering movies and DVD with his Floridian flare. E-mail him!